"There is a moment in everyone’s life when the world around us pauses, and we are alone with our emotions. For some, this could be a moment of excitement and joy. For others, this may arise from sudden grief or anger.
The power of our mind is both amazing and fragile. It is a blessing that makes us human. Its power helps us interpret our world and our connection to others. However, just like our physical health, there are uncontrollable factors that can impact our ability to deal with stress, crisis, addiction, or other emotional challenges.
Few of us are equipped with the skills to treat mental illness. However, all of us have the power and the responsibility to help our family members, friends, coworkers, and neighbors to get the help they need. Simply open your mind to thinking differently about mental health wellness."
Steve Ebner, Mental Health CO
Our goal is to raise $funds to be donated To Mental Health Colorado They are one of many organizations that are trying to move mountains in regards to legislative action to support our communities in getting enough and the right kind of help. Every day they are working to advance the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders and achieving victory over stigma, shame, and discrimination. This is not just a benefit for Coloradans, but the entire nation, MHC is acting as a catalyst for change and a model of how powerful our actions and sharing of our truths can be.
They have shown great commitment to garnering resources and support for building stronger communities and connectedness, please visit their website for more specifics.
We are also on a mission to garner as much conversation and awareness around these topics. The more we talk and share out thoughts, the stronger we will be as individuals and as a community. If you're interested in being a part of our podcast "Swift Ride" and would like to be interviewed or are open to sharing your story or experience with mental health and/or suicide, please fill out our survey here.